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Desire, Love, and Romance in the Hebrew Bible

J. Cheryl Exum.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 9118 words.

In the Hebrew Bible human sexual desire is, for the most part, constructed as male and as dangerous. In the patriarchal economy of ancient Israel, in which women were subordinated to men...

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Liturgy and Music at Hagia Sophia

Bissera V. Pentcheva.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 9728 words.

Hagia Sophia, the former Orthodox Christian cathedral of Constantinople, is the single most important monument that survives from Byzantium. Its daring architecture of cascading dome and...

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Martin Luther and the Arts: Music, Poetry, and Hymns

Johannes Schilling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 10511 words.

From the beginning of the Reformation, Martin Luther had a significant impact on church and society through his contributions to sacred music. His intention to spread the gospel among the...

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Martin Luther and Visual Culture

Elke Anna Werner.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 12356 words.

In the mind of Martin Luther, images were first and foremost adiaphora and, as such, neither good nor bad. However, Luther spoke out firmly against the worship of images, as did other...

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Martin Luther’s Life, 1483–1516

Volker Leppin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion and Art, Literature, and Music; Christianity. 7570 words.

Luther in his early years came of age in a late medieval setting from which he was not prone to depart during these years. His father, Hans, strongly impressed upon his son a responsibility...

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Martin Luther’s Treatises and Essays

Mark D. Tranvik.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 8950 words.

The treatise or essay has played a key role in the transmission of ideas in the Western intellectual tradition and the Church in particular. Generally shorter than a book or monograph, the...

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Martin Luther's Life, 1517-1525

Christopher Boyd Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Religion and Art, Literature, and Music; Christianity. 10386 words.

The years 1517–1525 were the most tumultuous of Luther’s career. They saw his emergence from obscurity to become a figure of international controversy and national renown as the controversy...

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Museums, Expositions, and Religion in North America since the 19th Century

Hillary Kaell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music; Religious Studies. 8181 words.

Since the mid-19th century increasing numbers of North Americans have had access to new technologies of display that feature religious artifacts. Missionaries and museum curators played an...

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The Pentateuch

Thomas B. Dozeman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 126 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Please check back later for the full article.

The...

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Poetry, Prophecy, and Theological Revelation

William Franke.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 10519 words.

In the history and prehistory of human societies, poets, prophets, and seers (the word vates can cover all three) have often been virtually indistinguishable from one another. From time...

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